Feature interaction testing: An industrial perspective

Jameleddine Hassine*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Feature interaction testing (FIT) suffers from the problem of combinatorial state explosion since all feature combinations have to be tested in all possible states. This paper presents a cost-effective feature interaction testing strategy that is based on a thorough feature interaction analysis, a dynamic prioritization of test cases, and an analysis of customer deployment scenarios. The proposed strategy is applied to Cisco IOS-XR internetworking operating system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFeature Interactions in Software and Communication Systems X
Number of pages7
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameFeature Interactions in Software and Communication Systems X


  • Cisco IOS-XR
  • Cost-effective
  • Customer deployment scenarios
  • Feature combinations
  • Feature interaction testing
  • Prioritization
  • State explosion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Software


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